Stroke  

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  1. An act of stroking.
    She gave the cat a stroke.
  2. A blow or hit.
  3. A line drawn with a pen or pencil.
  4. A streak of paint made with a brush, see brush stroke.
  5. The time when a clock strikes.
    on the stroke of midnight
  6. A thrust of a piston.
  7. A particular style of swimming.
  8. The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.
  9. A single movement with a tool.
  10. A single act of striking with a weapon.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Stroke (or cerebrovascular accident (CVA)) is the clinical designation for a rapidly developing loss of brain function due to an interruption in the blood supply to all or part of the brain. This phenomenon can be caused by thrombosis, embolism, or hemorrhage.



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